Last night’s American Idol was quite the star studded event. Of course by now most people already know who won American Idol. Lee DeWyze the seemingly shy singer from Mt. Prospect Illinois won America’s heart and was crowned The American Idol over the lady with the amazing voice Crystal Bowersocks. The votes were less then .2% from one another. This night also included a tribute to Simon Cowell who will be leaving the show after this season.
The first performance was given by the top 12 as they performed Schools Out for Summer, mideway through the song Alice Cooper appeared to finish out the song with contestants.
The second performance was given by last years Idol winner Chris Allen who performed The Truth. He sounded good, a little more confident but he still appears to be the same shy guy he was last year.
After Chris’s performance the attention turned to Simon and there was a short little comical clip they showed some of Simon’s rudest audition moments. There were also lots of auditioners coming out angry after he insulted them. Along with is fellow judges and Ryan prettending to be happy he is leaving.
Then there was a performance by Soihban Magnus and Aaron Kelly who sang How Deep Is Your Love, they sounded really good together then the Bee Gees came on to the stage and joined them.
the next performance was by Micheal Lynche who sang Takin It To The Streets and he was joined by Michael McDonald.
Then Dane Cook performed a song and comedy routine in honor Simon. The song included a lot of Simon’s best insults and he threw in some roasting type jokes. Then some of the Idol rejects came out on the stage and one of them got a little out of hand and they quickly went to a commercial.
The next performance was performed by the top 6 ladies of this years Idol contest. They sang Christina Aguilera’s Beautiful. Then they sang Fighter and Christina Aguilera joined them in the end of the song. Then she performed a solo of You Lost Me. She still sounds great. Her new album Bionic comes out June 8th.
Then there was a funny little clip by Ricky Gervais in honor of Simon. Who said that Simon has so much money he just throws some away. Joking of course.
Then the top 6 idol guys performed I Can’t Go For That and Man Eater then they were joined by Hall and Oats who both look really good.
Janelle Wheeler was the announcer for the Toledo crowd supporting Crystal Bowersocks as they showed a quick view of the crowd there. Then Crystal Bowersocks performed Ironic and was joined by Alanis Morissette. They then performed You Oughta Know.
Carrie Underwood was the next to perform.and she sang Undo It who she co-wrote with Kara. This was my favorite ever performance of hers.
Then Chris Allen surprised Crystal and Lee in a clip by telling them both that they got to keep the Ford Fiesta’s whose paint job they designed earlier in the season. How suprising was it though as the top two seem to get a car every year.
After that it was Casey James the third runner up. He sang Every Rose Has it Thorn. Then Brett Michaels came out on to the stage. You would not know from looking at him all he has gone through the last few weeks. He looked really good. I do hope he goes home and gets some rest now so he can fully recover. He just appeared on the Live Season Finale of The Celebrity Apprentice this past Sunday.
Then Lee performed with Chicago. They sang Does Anybody Know What Time It.Is, If You Leave Me Now, and 25 or 6 to 4. I have always loved Chicago so I really enjoyed that.
After Lee performed they switched over the Mt. Prospect Illinois Lee’s home town where there was a huge crowd of Lee supporters. Matt Rogers a former Idol contestant who seems to get a lot of these gigs was covering that area.
Then there was another clip that was a tribute to Simon. It talks about his love for hmself and his flirtations and mainly the flirtation between him and Paula and he and Ellen.
Then there was a performance of Pants on the Ground by General Larry Pratt. They actually made an entire dance number out of this song. Then William Hung appeared and finished out the song. I guess that was fitting as these two are the most successful Idol Rejects in Idol history.
Then there was another Simon clip hosted by Paula Abdull. After that Paula herself appeared on stage and Simon seemed genuinly surprised and happy to see her. She got a standing ovaction from the audience. She looked really pretty in a short strapless hot pink dress. She then acknolwedged all the judges and gave a speech. It went on a little long, however.and then there was a much nicer Simon clip. Well almost all nice. Then there a song that was performed by 7 of the past 8 idol Winners. Not sure why David Cook was not there. I will have to find that out. Then a mojority of the contestants from all the past seasons came out on the stage. It was hard to see who was all there but I saw Jusin Guirini, Kimberly Caldwell, Ace Young, and Jason Castro but there were a lot more and some whose faces I recognized but can’t remember their names. Then they pulled Simon up on stage and he gave a little thank you speech to everyone . The former winners came out in order Kelly Clarkson first, Rueben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Jordan Sparks, Taylor Hicks, and Chris Allen. They sang Together We Are One.
After that Simon tribue the top 12 performed a Janet Jackson song as Janet walked out on the stage to joined them. They started out singing nothing and then Janet finished out the song on her own, she then performed Nasty Boys.
Then there were clips of both Crystal’s and Lee’s idol journey. Then they performed together on the stage sing I Get By With a Little From My Friends and then they were joined by Joe Cocker.
Then it was time to announce the winner of this years American Idol as Crystal Bowersocks and Lee DeWyze stood on the stage waiting for Ryan to read the results you could tell that was actually only about 30 seconds felt like a life time. When the winner Lee DeWyze was finally announced it wsa a very cool moment as it always is. He seemed really surprised and really happy and Crystal seemed very happy for him Lee told Crystal he loved her and they gave each other a hug. I am sure Crystal has nothing to worry about she is going to just fine. Then Lee sang out the show with the song that will be released as his single Beautiful Day!CONGRATULATIONS LEE DEWYZE!!!!!